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Arena Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #207 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Michel S Montreal, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great hotel in an excellent location. very friendly staff and very helpful. great complimentary breakfast. would highly recommend the arena . the rooms tipify the Turkish experience. the decor is ecclectic and the hotel has a homey feel to it.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michel S, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warmest regards to Canada, Naz Küçükserim More

Tirgoviste
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have spent in Arena hotel 3 nights, in a beautiful Queen suite room, that faced to the Sokollu Mosque. The room is spacious for a Sultanahmet’s hotel. We have arrived just before noon and we were immediately checked in. From the pictures we seen on internet they have other types of Queen suite room, more spacious, but ours was... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler200782, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. My team and I are very happy to hear you throughly enjoyed your experience with us. Many thanks for recognizing our dedication which is indeed the crux of our service philosophy. When your travels... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, wonderful staff, nice rooms, good breakfast buffet. The hotel is walking distance to the blue mosque and other sights. There is free wifi but it doesn't work in all the rooms so you may need to go to the lobby to use your electronic devices.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear allenB, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim More

London, England
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148 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On its website and in its advertising this hotel makes much of its 'Ottoman Heritage' (read the description on booking.com) and boasts views of the Sea of Marmaris. Well if you are in anything other than a suite you can forget most of that baloney. Chances are you will be in a room which feels like it is in a... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RedHeadPeter, Thank you very much for spending time to write about Arena Hotel. On behalf of Arena Hotel Crew, I can clearly say that we aim to improve ourselves with the reviews we recieve and with our guest's suggestions. However there are some misleadings in your review that hurt us by heart. We would like to make it clear... More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great spot in the old city, close to trams and major attractions such as Blue mosque, koptapi palace. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast has lots of choice and housekeeping is good. Lots of cosy corners to sit and relax and read about turkey.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa O, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. My team and I are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. Warm regards, Naz Küçükserim More

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely, comfortable short stay in this hotel, tucked away in a back street behind the Blue Mosque. The location was good, the room very cozy and comfortable and the staff always friendly and helpful. There were some nice additional touches not always standard in this city, like coffee-making facilities in the room and the full range of... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JonSmmns, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It is a pleasure to read about how much you enjoyed our hotel and had a great experience here in Sultanahmet. My team and I thank you for your exquisite feedback and appreciate your recognition. We appreciate your candid feedback written with recognition... More

Tring, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleased I discovered this place. Where to start?! Perfect location, a stones throw from the Blue Mosque. A great starting point to all first time visitors to Istanbul. Even though it is so central the hotel is situated on a lovely quiet street. The staff are excellent, very attentive and polite and eager to please. Every day that we... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home, enjoyed the very essence of our service culture, which is exactly what we strive for. Many thanks for your candid feedback which is appreciated by all of us here, especially... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good location within walking distance of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque etc. Helpful and friendly staff. The breakfasts were really good, lots of choice of well prepared home cooked pastries, bread, fruit, yogurts, honeys, jams, cold meats and cheeses. Scrambled eggs etc. The restaurant was very good. Our room was clean, comfortable and fairly spacious. The bathroom was clean with... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael F, Thank you very much for your marvelous review about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate your distinction and vigilance. Your comments gave us the motivation and support to offer the best service and quality to our guests in our hotel. If your travel brings you back to Istanbul, we will be very happy to welcome... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is clean, and great value for money. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The location is fabulous, easy walking distance to all the sights as well as some lovely restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DannySian, Thank you very much for spending time to write about Arena Hotel. My team and I, we appreciate this brief review as well as your recognition and lovely words. And we are looking forward to welcome you soon at Arena Hotel in future. Warmest regards to Dubai, Naz Küçükserim More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely spacious room in the new part of the hotel, overlooking the Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. The staff are exemplary and are incredibly helpful, particularly, Mehmet, Sinel & Selcuk, who all made every effort to make our stay pleasant. This is a charming family run hotel. Simple, decent breakfast in an open area to the side of... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ninotchka2014, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you feedback about Arena Hotel. I am extremely happy that you and your husband enjoyed your experience at our hotel and had a terrific first time trip in Istanbul. Your feedback and lovely words are much appreciated by all of us and I thank you for your recognition.... More

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Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#52 Spa Hotel in Istanbul #124 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul #147 Family Hotel in Istanbul #160 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 
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